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I'm a pretty geeky guy, really. I'm a huge fan of martial arts
movies, a history nerd and a huge fan of watching really bad movies
with friends. There's not a lot I like more than something bad
enough to be funny.
Beyond that, I love learning about other cultures ...really, in
another life, I'd be an anthropologist. I was pretty tempted in
this one! I still love learning about religion and folk beliefs -
especially old-school beliefs in magic. People have believed some
pretty amazing stuff, and while I don't buy into any of it, almost
all of it is really cool.
But even more than that, I like finding information and helping
other people find it. It's like the best parts of being a detective
combined with an excuse to learn about practically any subject!
What I’m doing with my life
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I've graduated from a Master's program to become a librarian. I'm
still looking for full-time work with the degree - I love helping
people find things out, and that's really the part of the job I
love most, but right now I'm working as an evening supervisor at
the University of Hartford library's circulation desk.
I also spend a lot of time writing or researching topics for my
writing. Job hunting has kept me from being able to write too much
lately, but usually I'm reading history or writing about it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I like to think I'm a good writer, and generally good with trivia,
especially about history or anthropology. As you may have guessed,
it's a passion of mine!
I'm also pretty awesome at making gyro. Not many other kinds of
food, but gyro? Gyro I have handled.
And I'm amazing at finding information. You want to know something?
If I can't find it, I can at least find out where to find it. I've
spent my whole life doing this - helping my dad with his ghost
hunting research, helping track down old books, helping friends
find new things they'd like to read or play. It's fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably the beard. It grows in pretty fast, so even just after
I've trimmed it tends to be pretty noticeable. I take care of it,
though, no one likes a neckbeard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love pretty much anything by Terry Pratchett or Guy Gavriel Kay,
along with history books. I'm really into shows like Psych or
Leverage, too, though I have a horrible habit of stopping watching
shows halfway into their run for some reason. Cleverness and humor
are important in my entertainment. I'd say my absolute favorite TV
show, though, is the first season of The Genius - it's a Korean
show about very smart people playing deceptively simple games. Oh,
and kung fu movies. I love watching some well-choreographed martial
arts. (My personal favorites change pretty often, but Drunken
Master, Ip Man and Crouching Tiger are all up there.)
I also enjoy bad movies in general, the goofier the better.
Music-wise, I've been listening to some old swing jazz lately, some
80s ballads, and whatever Spotify decides to throw at me. Other
than that, my tastes are rather eclectic - I just listen to things
I happen to find, and have relatively little ability to speak
knowledgeably about music.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Do 'books' count as one thing? Books. I need something to read. Not
entirely wedded to print, though, these days.
Computers - without them, my work would be impossible.
My family, definitely. They've helped me out a lot.
Libraries - I love 'em. Same with bookstores, but I'd really call
them variants on the same theme. They're amazing places just to be
Dogs - I couldn't own one in my apartment, and I never realized how
much I missed my family's dog until then.
And last, weird facts. I don't know what I'd do if I were to run
out of new, weird tidbits to learn. Fortunately, that doesn't seem
likely any time in the next century.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
History. I love to think about history, really, and what could have
been. More ancient than modern - I'm really most fascinated by
medieval European and Islamic history and ancient Chinese history,
but it can all be really cool.
Other than that? Trying to make the communities of my hobbies more
friendly and accepting. It's not much, but every little bit helps,
right? Some of my friends got me thinking about this and I haven't
really wanted to stop.
Oh yeah - and what silly faux-period outfit is most interesting to
look at. (For my money, it's usually swashbuckling and big,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing games with my friends. Alternatively, working on some
writing project or other. Sometimes, watching movies or cartoons
and making fun of them with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've never been able to visit a new place without getting lost at
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